Why Does This Site Exist?
First, to honor those who have shown the courage, strength of character, and patriotism to register their objection to racism against Blacks in America by protesting during the national anthem.
Second, to document the national anthem protests against racism by aggregating select documents and media addressing the subject. This ongoing effort to capture this unique slice of history will include noteworthy and interesting articles, videos, social media posts, user submitted items, etc.
Finally, to provide smart, insightful, and informative commentary and analysis on the discourse surrounding the national anthem protests against racism.
Notable Site Features
By Name List of National Anthem Protest Participants
Head over to the Heroes section of the website to check out the most comprehensive list of individuals who have participated in a national anthem protest against racism. Every reported instance of an individual or group of individuals doing so is chronologically listed, along with the date of the original protest; the news source of the protest; and any notable developments!! The heroes are divided as follows and updated regularly:
- Professional Sports
- College Sports
- High School Sports
- Middle School/Community Sports
- Other Events/Everyday People `
- Pre-2016 (Shoulders of Giants)
PROTEST NEWS AROUND THE WEB
This section provides your daily round up of the most recent and interesting articles around the web regarding the national anthem protests against racism. Posts include some brief commentary by Courage Under Fire, and then either a link to or the first few sentences of the article in question.
TIMELINE OF KEY EVENTS
This section features the internet’s most comprehensive and informative timeline of key events regarding the national anthem protests against racism, including sources and significant follow on developments.
DEFLECTION AND DERAILMENT TACTICS
Deflective Arguments Against the National Anthem Protests
Go here to check our humorous take on the six most common Deflection and Derailment Tactics/arguments that
racists detractors use to shift the focus away from the anti-Black racism, the root of the national anthem protests, to irrelevant, extraneous matters which reflect utter disdain for African-Americans’ refusal to passively accept injustice and inequality.
THIS WEEK IN RACISM IN AMERICA
Racism in America is Present, Persistent, and Pernicious
This section will feature a bi-weekly roundup of incidences, surveys, or other relevant information regarding racism against Blacks in America. These items will demonstrate quite clearly that past, present, and future national anthem protests against racism are wholly justified and appropriate given the centuries long, ubiquitous, and continuous systemic and institutionalized racism against African-Americans in these United States.
OPEN LETTER TO COLIN R. KAEPERNICK
Dismayed by the inappropriate invoking of veterans to castigate Colin Kaepernick for his protest, our site’s founder, Kaia Wright, penned an open letter to Kaepernick entitled “The Military Isn’t A Monolith” published by The Root.com.
Welcome to the site and enjoy!! Please do not hesitate to advise of any corrections, suggestions, or questions by visiting our Contact Us section.
Courage Under Fire’s Founder
Courage Under Fire was founded by Kaia Wright, a transformative leader who brings her extensive legal, professional, military, and activist experiences to creating the conditions for Black empowerment, liberation, and justice. She is simultaneously an entrepreneur, attorney, activist, motivational speaker, and veteran.